DirectorSonnie Hale ProductionGaumont British LanguageEnglish
WriterFrancis de Croisset, Dwight Taylor, Fred Thompson Release date12 February 1937 DirectorsSonnie Hale, Timothy Reckart Music directorLouis Levy, Leighton Lucas, Bretton Byrd CastJessie Matthews (Jeanne Colbert), Robert Flemyng (Pierre), Louis Borell (Marcel Larimour), Romney Brent (Matty), Whitney Bourne (Norma Langtry), Paul Leyssac (Max) Similar moviesJessie Matthews appears in Head Over Heels and Sailing Along
Head over heels jessie matthews 1937
Head Over Heels is a 1937 British musical film directed by Sonnie Hale and starring Jessie Matthews, Robert Flemyng and Louis Borel. It was released in the U.S. as Head over Heels in Love.
The film was made at the Lime Grove Studios in London with sets designed by Alfred Junge. It was based on the play Pierre ou Jack by Francis de Croisset (Paris, 1931).
In Paris, nightclub entertainer Jeanne (Jessie Matthews) falls in love with her dance partner, the idle, womanising Marcel (Louis Borel). When Marcel runs off with rich and glamorous film star Norma (Helen Whitney Bourne), Jeanne's true love Pierre (Robert Flemyng) comes to her aid, and helps find her work on the radio. After becoming a successful radio star, Jeanne becomes attractive once more to Marcel, but the faithful Pierre cannot risk losing her again.
Jessie Matthews as Jeanne Colbert
Robert Flemyng as Pierre
Louis Borel as Marcel Larimour
Romney Brent as Matty
Whitney Bourne as Norma Langtry
Paul Leyssac as Max
Eliot Makeham as Martin
Fred Duprez as Norma's manager
Edward Cooper as Charles
The Radio Times wrote, "Having made her movie name under the direction of Victor Saville, Jessie Matthews went to work for her four-time co-star and then husband Sonnie Hale, whose first outing behind the camera this was," but concluded, "Hale's inexperience shows away from the musical numbers. But it's engaging enough, and Alfred Junge's sets give the film a sophistication too often missing from British musicals of the period"; while Allmovie wrote, "Legendary British musical-comedy favorite Jessie Matthews chalks up another winner."